The LA Mobile Arts Festival of International Artists (LA MAFIA) is the largest exhibition of mobile art to date. The exhibit took place at the Santa Monica Art Studios, a 22,000 sq. ft. airplane hangar that was converted into studios and extensive exhibition space for international shows.
The LA MAFIA 2012, showcased nearly 700 prints, sculptures, installations and videos from nearly 240 artists, representing more then 30 countries and 25 U.S. states. My husband and I conceived of and produced the exhibit with a crew of our friends from the film world, as a way of showcasing the innovative work of our online print shop, Print Vogue. The result was an experience we won’t soon forget. We built rooms like The Olde Curiosity Shoppe in the style of a Dickensian curio shop, created the Botanica Illuminati from a large bay window found at an architectural salvage shop, set up projection and film based installations and more. Over 2,000 people came to the exhibit over its week-long run — many of whom flew in from other countries — and the event was reported on from…well pretty much everyone.
Curator: Daria Polichetti
Co-Founders: Nathaniel Park, Daria Polichetti
Producers: Lee Buckley, Preston Clay Reed, Nathaniel Park
Production Designers: Shanan Fisher, Casey Cannon
Production Assistant: Max King
Graphic Design: Joel Bowers, Will Hackley, Jose Luis Coyotl Mixcoatl
Event Photography: Doug McNamee
All work for the LA MAFIA was produced and printed by Print Vogue.
A complete event book can be viewed here.